falling, and gaddafi was on the run. we found a hotel right in the center of tripoli, a beautiful era mansion with a courtyard in the center, right next to the of marcus aurelius. we decided to rent out of the entire thing. there were funds that did not work, there's little food and water, gunmen everywhere. it was exciting, but a chaotic time. we at nbc news had taken this hotel and stockpiled it full of supplies, food, and gasoline, generators, and we even have fresh fruit, and tv people tend to know how to take care of ourselves. we had hooked up the internet. when they marry and reporters came knocking on the door to come see how we were doing, but it wanted the meal. we all let them in, and we even had beer.